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The Hard Shell - Bellgrade

11400 W Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113-1193
+1 804-464-1476
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“fried oysters” (11 reviews)
“crab legs” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11400 W Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113-1193
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First visit. I tried raw oysters from farms in Chesapeake Bay. Pretty good fresh and a little briney. Out door seating available. Seems like a locals place. For a Monday very crowded. Bar is u shaped. Drinks are a little pricey. They have a happy...More

Thank Q5820YDrobertp
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took some clients here based on their suggestion. Food was great. Nice presentation not too crowded and a really nice server. Will definitely come here again

Thank michael s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited for a birthday dinner. I arrive to find my friends at the bar. They had drinks. Three of us did not. I was NEVER asked if I wanted a drink. One of the others asked for a drink but never got it....More

Thank MPNC1123
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great Father's Day dinner here. The service was slow, but the waitress was attentive and the food was good. The food could have used a little more seasoning over all, especially the lobster dip. Would definitely like to visit again for happy...More

Thank CRLsrating
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Food was great had rib/crab combo. The ribs were so tinder the meat almost feel off bone. Calmari was wonderful. Cush was our Server and he was great.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Went twice in one weekend it was so good! The tuna was excellent and salads to die for! Surf and turf was good also. Previously enjoyed the shrimp and grits.

Thank sees50
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Great food! Monday is lobster night and it is always packed. We love the steamed shrimp and filet mignon is always perfect!

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite spots for business lunches when I'm in Chesterfield County or south of the James River in the Metro Richmond area. Although the menu is heavy on the seafood selections, there are plenty of other options particularly for lunch. Excellent...More

1  Thank Don M
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Food is good but it is hard to find a friendly smiling person on the staff. What is it like working there?

Thank Paul1361
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We stopped by for lunch. Shee-crab soup was delicious as was the fish and chips. The restaurant was not very busy on a weekday afternoon, and the waitress was very attentive. One member of our party ordered the scallops appetizer and was very pleased. We...More

Thank NancyB936
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24 February 2017|
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Response from Don M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of a Thursday night special. Check their web site.
NKay S
17 March 2015|
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Response from palominagal | Reviewed this property |
Happy Hour is 4 - 7 Mon - Fri. Crab dip with crostinis - wonderful. You should be able to find the list on line. doz. oysters on half shell - $8.95 I think. A shrimp dish with lettuce wrappers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11400 W Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113-1193
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Midlothian
  • Phone Number: +1 804-464-1476
The Hard Shell now has two locations to choose from, the original location in Shockoe Slip and our new location at The Shoppes at Bellgrade in South Richmond. Both locations offer private dining rooms and have outdoor patios as weather permits.The Hard Shell strives to offer the highest quality seafood, steaks and more in a warm, inviting and relaxing atmosphere and to provide outstanding customer service to each and every customer.
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